A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

A History of the World in 6 Glasses Paperback Apr 1 2006

By Tom Standage
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Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than simply quench our thirst. As Tom Standage relates with easy authority and charm, six of them - beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola - have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history during pivotal epochs. From humankind's adoption of agriculture and the birth of cities to the advent of globalization, Standage reveals the intricate interplay of different civilizations by appreciating each drink as a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture. After reading his clever and enlightened book, you may never look at your favourite drink in quite the same way again.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Walker & Company
Publication date
Apr 1 2006
Language
English
Pages
311
ISBN-13
9780802715524
ISBN-10
0802715524
Weight
318g
Dimensions
140.0mm x 208.0mm